Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hunter Reed Jones is Finally Here!!

My newest nephew, Hunter Reed Jones, was born Thursday August 27th just after 8:00 P.M. weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 19-1/2" long.
My mom and dad drove up that morning and came to my house and we headed up to the hospital to take Kyle Whataburger, his request, I am not a huge fan of Whataburger. Kyle and Jennie had gotten to the hospital at 6:00 A.M. for her to be induced. This is Kyle.

Notice his shirt says 'Daddy '09'. Cute huh? Kyle was so excited to meet Hunter and he is just so attentive to Jennie and her needs, I know he is going to be such a good daddy. We let him eat and chatted and then went to see Jennie who was chillin' in her hospital bed watching some TV. Aren't hospitals so boring?? I mean, you are just fine watching TV in your living room at home, but put that TV in a hospital and instant boredom sets in.
Mom, Dad, Ella and I left after a while and went and ate at Texas Land & Cattle. Mmm, it was delicious. After finishing eating Mom called Kyle and he said it would be soon because Jennie was already dilated to a 7-1/2 to 8. So, we headed back. Poor Ella had already missed her morning nap and was about to miss her afternoon nap. We got to the hospital and set up shop in the waiting room. It was now around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
Dad entertained Ella for a while.

Mom entertained Ella for a little while longer.

Trey got off work, went home, took a shower, drove to the hospital....and we were still in the waiting room. So, it was his turn to entertain Ella.

My poor baby girl was just so tired, but like her momma she is just so nosey and has to know what is going on, so she wasn't about to go to sleep with all the new people and things to look at. So, I put her in her stroller and pushed her around the 7th floor of the hospital. I mean, this always works no matter what time we go for a walk. Ella ALWAYS falls asleep. Well, not this time. She was in it for the long haul!
Finally, I had to turn to the time tested trick of getting the girl to go to sleep. But I wasn't about to nurse her in the hospital waiting room with about 12 strangers, I didn't even have a blanket to cover her up with, so I went to the bathroom. Unfortunately, there was no chair in the bathroom, so I had to sit on a toilet and nurse her. A couple of people came in, did their business & left. I am sure they were wondering what I was doing because I was humming, patting her bottom and was in there for about 15 minutes. However, it did the trick and I was able to walk out holding her, still asleep, and sit in the waiting room.

After an hour and forty minutes of holding her like this, my arms and back were killing me, but she finally woke up feeling refreshed and ready to go again. Luckily, her cousin Caleb had come up the the hospital and they had a good time playing. Caleb is very affectionate and gave Ella a BIG kiss.
Doesn't she look perplexed? Like 'What just happened here? Only my mom and dad are allowed to kiss me like that?' He on the other hand, looks very proud of himself! Haha!

It was around that time, that we got a text from Kyle saying Jennie was going to have to have a C-section. We all started praying and about 3o minutes later we got another text saying Hunter had arrived. And here they are, momma and new baby!

Hunter was weighed...
Had his hand prints and foot prints made...

Cleaned up and had his hair washed...

And brushed...

Wrapped Up... And finally back in his bed to rest.

And be adored. Isn't this cute? These are the two proud Grandma's peering in on Hunter.

Ella was just so excited to see him she couldn't stop laughing! Okay, so we weren't quite sure what she was laughing a, but it was hysterical!
And here is my brother, the proud Daddy. Hunter just looks so tiny when Kyle is holding him.

Trey, Ella and I went to see them again on Saturday before heading to my other nephew, Caleb's, birthday party. Kyle with his baby and me with Ella. Ella looks HUGE next to Hunter. I am sure one day though Hunter will be as big as his Dad.
Jennie & Kyle we are so excited for you and everything that lies ahead. The first few weeks are pretty rough, but sooo worth it. Welcome Baby Hunter!!


The Petty's said...

AWE I love it...He is perfect:) Good job with the pictures...and Ella looks just as pretty as her mommy:)

The Toby Family said...

Aww he is sooo precious!! And what a great birthday to have :)